Tag Archives: Baby Boomers

Lowering the Boom

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Riding the Ebola Wave

Something changed after the Greatest Generation took care of Hitler and Mussolini and Tojo, when America ended up with the only economy in the world that hadn’t been devastated by that war. America hadn’t been bombed into smoking rubble, and … Continue reading

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Growing Into the Inevitable

The folks at Facebook are worried. The key demographic that drives all American commerce – teenagers, and those who wish they were still teenagers, and those who think they somehow still are teenagers – has decided Facebook is for old … Continue reading

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The World of Our Fathers

Baby Boomers talk admiringly of their late fathers, and you’d think that is a Greatest Generation thing, but much of the talk has little to do with the war in Europe or in the Pacific. Hitler had to go, and … Continue reading

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Oh, Grow Up!

Oh, grow up! It’s the universal insult. Parents use it when they’re fed up with the whiny kid. Adolescents use it on each other – as a way to say man, you just aren’t cool. Adults use it on each … Continue reading

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Responsible Adult Leadership

Maybe you had to be there. People say that when they realize you have no idea what they’re talking about. And you can imagine some Tea Party enthusiast – perhaps a reasonably well-off very angry white guy in his late … Continue reading

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The Age of Trustworthy Uncles

It takes one to know one. Those born in the late forties, when World War II was finally over and America decided things were going to be just fine after all – you know, before the Korean War and the … Continue reading

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